Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Ruto Not Talking To Uhuru After He Invited Raila To State House
Ruto is unhappy with the turn of events
Political temperatures are said to be rising within Jubilee after President Uhuru Kenyatta invited Cord leaders Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula to State House.
According to well placed sources, Deputy President William Ruto felt that inviting the Cord leaders was a win to the opposition. Raila Odinga has been leading his charges to demand for the ouster of the IEBC commissioners claiming that they are in bed with the Jubilee administration.
Church leaders and the civil society have urged the government to dialogue with the opposition to avert violence in the forthcoming elections.
Cord has been participating in demonstrations every Monday for the past month. Three protestors have died from police bullets in Kisumu and Siaya counties.
The government seemed to have relented by allowing Cord to use Uhuru Park grounds for their prayer rally after police had denied them from venturing anywhere near the facility.
William Ruto and his key allies felt the decision to allow Cord the leeway would make them look weak in the eyes of their supporters. Photos shared online of the leaders show William Ruto frowning indicating that he was not happy with the turn of events.
Here is what the President shared on social media:
My Deputy William and I with Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula when they attended a State Luncheon this afternoon at State House. Invited the CORD Principals to the national Madaraka Day celebrations to be held tomorrow in Nakuru County.